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cbec provided restoration/rehabilitation design services for Cordova Creek. Our approach to habitat restoration design and planning included three co-equal goals of the project: habitat quality, aesthetics, and functionality. Multiple stakeholders are involved with this project, including Regional Parks, County DWR, The Water Forum, SAFCA, Rancho Cordova, Soil Born Farms, and the CNPS. Ecological Design Approach: The primary goal was to create a high quality habitat … Continue reading American River Parkway Cordova Creek Naturalization »

M&T/Llano Seco Pumping Plant and Fish Screen Facility (Facility) provides water to agricultural lands on the M&T Chico Ranch, Llano Seco Rancho, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) conservation easements, Service Wildlife Management Area Lands and California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) lands in Butte County. Recent changes in the channel morphology upstream of the pumping plant, including accelerated bank erosion and gravel bar … Continue reading M&T Chico Ranch / Llano Seco Rancho Fish Screen Facility Long-Term Project – Evaluation of Rock Removal on the Sacramento River »

cbec was recently contracted by Moosa Creek, LLC, who proposes to develop the Moosa Creek Mitigation and Conservation Bank (mitigation bank) to rehabilitate, re-establish, establish, and enhance wetlands, riparian floodplain, and upland buffer along the San Luis Rey River and Moosa Creek. In addition to wetland and stream resources, the mitigation bank is proposed to provide mitigation for federally and state listed species, including the … Continue reading Moosa Creek Mitigation Bank »

cbec was contracted (as a subconsultant to Interfluve) to assist in the design and creation of habitat enhancement features on Dry Creek below Warm Springs Dam in Sonoma County for the benefit of rearing salmonids under an altered hydrologic regime. The Dry Creek Habitat Enhancement Project is intended to ultimately provide six miles of improved rearing habitat, and make up an important component of a … Continue reading Dry Creek Habitat Enhancement Project »

cbec collaborated with River Partners and DWR to develop a workshop that explores design concepts and techniques to advance the integration of vegetation in floodplain modeling and management. Vegetation on floodplains can be designed, modeled, and ultimately managed to achieve engineering and ecological objectives, such as maintaining flood conveyance while accommodating the establishment and growth of riparian plant communities. cbec prepared model case studies showing … Continue reading Advancing the Integration of Vegetation in Floodplain Modeling »

cbec was selected to participate on the Independent External Peer Review (IEPR) Panel of the Sutter Basin Pilot Feasibility Study, Sutter Basin, California: Draft Feasibility Report – EIS/EIR, as a subcontractor to Battelle. cbec provided Hydrology & Hydraulics review in accordance with procedures described in the USACE, Civil Works Review and the Office of Management and Budget Final Information Quality Bulletin for Peer Review. cbec … Continue reading Independent External Peer Review (IEPR) of the Sutter Basin Pilot Feasibility Study »